by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
As part of its constitutional mandate – to protect lives, property and federal government infrastructure, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Monday beefed-up 24 hours’ security patrol across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State to curtail the activities of various criminals using false pretence during the ember months to make money to spend this Yuletide.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSC Habeeb Badamasi, in Kaduna.
According to the PRO, the State Commandant of the Corps, Idris Yahaya Adah, made the disclosure, while addressing Heads of Department, Units, Area Commanders and Divisional Officers during a meeting at the State Command Headquarters on Monday.
The statement added that, the Commandant vowed to “deal with criminals, electric cable vandals, pick-pocketers and several other unlawful individuals,” who tried to make the state ungovernable this Ember months.
According to the statement, “Even though, there has been a 24 hours’ patrol in the state, there is the need to beef-up security around the nooks and crannies of the state, as we gradually move towards the end of the year.”
He urged residents in the state to be security-conscious as criminal-minded individuals device several ways to steal, these ember months, for them to have more money to spend during Christmas/New Year.
The State CSCDC boss further averred that, security personnel have already been stationed in strategic places to monitor and arrest criminal-minded persons, or those who try to vandalize federal government property.
While appreciating the efforts and vision of Commandant-General, Dr. Audi, for providing patrol vans to the state, Commandant Adah warned criminals in the state to repent, as their “days are numbered.”
He commended officers and men in the state for the recent arrest of five vandals, and urged them to be more proactive, in order to get rid of criminals in the state.
Adah, while advising residents of the state to be security conscious, he urged them to always report strange faces and people of questionable character for prompt arrest and investigations.